What is the most useful size for a cast iron skillet if I can only buy one?

I mostly cook for two, and I want to use the skillet for things like cornbread, frittatas, fruit desserts, etc. I'm thinking that 10" would be right and 12" too large. Is this right?

  • Posted by: Sandy H
  • July 24, 2012
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kbckitchen
kbckitchen July 24, 2012

I use my 8" all the time. Either 8 or 10. I agree that 12 is too large especially for corn bread

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Sandy H
Sandy H July 24, 2012

This is helpful. That's what I was thinking after reading a lot of cast iron pot recipes.

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Third Floor Kitchen
Third Floor Kitchen July 25, 2012

My 10" pan is one of the best multi-purpose pans I own.

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